Facebook shuts down its email service because most users dont use it

Facebook does the inevitable and shuts its email service.

Published Thu, Feb 27 2014 2:15 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

Despite having a social networking website with one billion users, Facebook is forced to discontinue its email service. The '@Facebook.com' email service was started in 2010 so that users can chat and send email through Facebook messages.

Facebook shuts down its email service because most users dont use it | TweakTown.com

Though many users did not appreciate the social networking company deleted many user's originally submitted email address to '@Facebook.com' counterpart. It was found that most people did not use it, and therefore decided to take it down.

According to the report, Facebook's email service did not have many features that was already present in most web-based email service providers for a long time. A spokesperson for Facebook said,"We're making this change because most people haven't been using their Facebook email address." This action will be implemented by early March. One could speculate if that was one of the reasons why Facebook purchased WhatsApp: features. How does Facebook plan to integrate WhatsApp (assuming they would eventually) is something that we'll need to wait and watch.


After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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